I am getting ready for bed and going through my nightly routine of taking off my makeup, brushing and flossing my teeth and hopping into bed. Apparently, my arch nemesis, the cockroach, needs to get ready for bed too. If you know me in the slightest bit, you will have already discovered my extreme fear of these creepy crawlers. Letting out a blood curdling scream, I hop into the farthest place in my apartment and flail my arms like a mad woman. My boyfriend usually gets a kick out of my theatrics and has himself a chuckle before waltzing over and removing the nasty little critter. I know that everyone has had some sort of experience like mine. Jumping on the highest piece of furniture to get away from that fury rodent or scrambling to find a shoe to smash that spider like a pancake. What ever the case may be, all we want to do is extinguish the pests as fast as we can. I have found a great company, our new hero, that gives you awesome tips and tricks in reducing your chances of having a bathroom scare like mine.

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NationalPest has some pretty amazing facts about all the pests you can think of and more. Everything from their key habits, their habitats, and threats they might have. The best part of it all, is the information they provide in getting rid of these ugly pests. Prevention is key in killing off any nuisance like my arch nemesis. I am far from dirty, but I do live in an older apartment that has wear and tear like the cracks in my molding. You would be surprised what little space cockroaches need to fit through to invade your home. Covering up these cracks will help prevent a variety of pests from coming in and helping with your nightly routine. If you want to learn more about what actions you can take to get rid of your pesky critters, check out http://www.pestworld.org/ and get all of their awesome tips and tricks.

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In the fall, pests often enter our homes seeking shelter from colder weather, so it’s important to take steps to pest-proof your home. Pest issues are better handled by licensed pest professionals. They have the knowledge, training and tools to properly identify a pest species and recommend ways to safely remedy an infestation before it becomes a serious problem.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Pest Management Association. The opinions and text are all mine.



  1. I think I might be the biggest freak about bugs ever. Twenty years ago, I moved into an apartment. First night, roaches appeared. I never spent another night there.

    In my current house, we get crickets (not normal crickets but camel crickets, which are HUGE, make NO noise, and jump like flippin’ Olympic athletes) in the spring and the fall. I got a cat. I don’t even like cats. I got a cat because I couldn’t deal with the crickets.

    I have a problem.

  2. When I first started reading I thought you were going to say you saw a bedbug! I use to think roaches were the worst thing you could get, but now I know better, it is bedbugs! Eeewwww! Horrible creatures from h@ll!

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